Microgaming, one of the biggest developers in casino software, has partnered with Just For The Win to create Tiki Vikings. The new online slot will be available at Microgaming operators from Wednesday, August 7th, 2019, and has already generated a lot of excitement.
The basic premise of Tiki Vikings is that the fearsome Norsemen are back home, fresh from plundering and pillaging the islands of Hawaii. The landscape is frosty and covered with snow, but they’re bringing some tropical magic back from their travels.
The humorous and light-hearted theme centres on the Vikings setting up their very own Hawaii-inspired tiki bar. Symbols include the men themselves, with flowers and fruit decorating their faces, along with lower-value playing cards. Overall, the vibrant décor, bright colours and themed soundtrack create a holiday feel to this online slots game.
Both Microgaming and Just For The Win are highly respected for their online slots, so fans were pleased to hear about their collaboration. The venture is part of Microgaming’s continuing mentorship programme, which has seen them teaming up with several of the world’s best independent casino software developers. The larger company gets fresh content ideas, while the smaller outfits have access to considerable resources and distribution, so the situation is highly beneficial to both parties.
Tiki Vikings has 5 reels and up to 20 paylines, with a wide betting range and generous payouts. As with all of Microgaming’s online slots, it is perfectly compatible with all desktop and mobile devices. The base game is entertaining and rewarding, with special features to boost wins and make it more exciting.
The Symbol Lock Respin and Symbol Upgrade can both increase payouts substantially, with the Symbol Lock Respin triggered whenever players land a winning payline of the higher-value Vikings icons. When this happens, the colourful heroes are locked in place for a single respin, and further respins are activated if more high-paying symbols appear.
The symbol upgrade meter, which can be seen on either side of the screen, will start to fill as the reels are frozen and more Viking Visages are locked into place. Once this fills, after 3 consecutive Symbol Lock Respins, the Symbol Upgrade Feature transforms each locked icon into the next-highest paying one. Together, these features can create some epic online slots wins that will both thrill and reward players.